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Silent installation/uninstallation command for Analysis Office and EPM from AO 2.8 SP02

Introduction

In this post I am going to brief you about silent installation/uninstallation  of AO and EPM components of Analysis Office 2.8 support pack 02. Analysis Office (AO) is available as a consolidated version from 2.8.The installer GUI gives you  an option to choose  the selected components. If you need AO alone from this  version and want to go with standalone EPM version , you can select only AO and proceed further.

However, if you want to do a silent install ( for example via SCCM), you may need command line codes  to differentiate components. In other words,if you want to install either AO  or EPM from the consolidated version, you can achieve it directly using the script line rather than doing a custom packaging .

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I was successful in doing such a silent selective installation using this method and it proven working seamlessly. Same way we can uninstall the below components through command lines.

For installing AO alone from the AO 2.8 SP02 version:

           AOFFICE28SP02_0-70004974.exe /product:SapCof /silent

For installing EPM alone from the AO 2.8SP02 version:

           AOFFICE28SP02_0-70004974.exe /product:SapEpm /silent

For uninstalling AO alone from the AO 2.8 SP02 version:

           AOFFICE28SP02_0-70004974.exe /product:SapCof /silent /Uninstall 

For uninstalling EPM alone from the AO 2.8 SP02 version:

           AOFFICE28SP02_0-70004974.exe /product:SapEpm /silent /Uninstall 

Note – ” AOFFICE28SP02_0-70004974.exe” – software package executable file in AO 2.8 SP02 version

Note – I have used Vb script for achieving the above functions.

PS: Below notes are available from SAP on custom packaging and generic unintsallation of AO.

  1. 1929396 – Silent Install Analysis Office
  2. 2139406 – Silent Uninstall Analysis for Office

Conclusion

You have now learnt a simple way to do the silent installation/unistallation of  Analysis office thus avoiding a need for custom packaging. Happy learning!

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  • Hi Sascha,

    Thank you for the observation.I am talking very much specific about the AO 2.8SPS2 (consolidated version)

    1. The first mentioned note 1929396 talks about extracting the package and then doing installation with that package where as this blog talks about direct installation without any extraction using these command line.
    2. The second note 2139406 talks about general uninstallation of any AO.As 2.8 comes with both AO and EPM components,I thought it would be worth sharing the different component specific uninstallation.

    I will try *64 bit installer .I will add  these notes  as you mentioned for reference.thank you for the response.

  • Hi Divakar,

    Great post.

    Can you also add instructions (best-practice) how to set default AO (and EPM) configuration files in such an installation script?

    Such as:
    C:\ProgramData\SAP\Cof\Cof_app.config
    C:\ProgramData\SAP\Cof\Ao_app.config
    C:\Program Files\SAP BusinessObjects\EPM Add-In\FPMXLClient.dll.config
    C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\EPMOfficeClient\Connections.xml
    C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\EPMOfficeClient\EPMXLClientPreference.XML